Calls For Local Councils To Cut Red Tape

This story is written by WAMN Journalist, Daniel Edwards. Local Government Minister, Tony Simpson, has called for local governments across metropolitan Perth to work together in order to reduce the number of rules facing ratepayers seeking to subdivide land, build homes or add carports and patios. Mr Simpson urged local governments to introduce simpler rules,…

Extra Funding For WA Grandcarers

The State Government has allocated $500,000 in this year’s state budget to give grandcarers extra support. Grandcarers will receive $400 for the first child and $250 for other children. The Minister for Seniors and Volunteering Tony Simpson made the pre-budget announcement this morning. He also met with Lynette Armstrong, a 62 year old full time…

Perth & Vincent’s Boundary Wars

There has been dispute over the recent proposed boundary expansion of Perth carving parts of the City of Vincent. But Perth city council’s idea has suffered a severe backlash from the Mayor of Vincent, John Carey. This week, Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi justified the argument. “We came to an unanimous decision that we feel the area…

Mayor Urges Cockburn Residents To Put Pen To Paper

[youtube id=”iuaSPT_We0c” width=”620″ height=”360″] Please click on the player above to watch the video version of the story. EVENING NEWS – Mayor Urges Cockburn Residents To Put Pen To Paper (Story begins from 04:48) An economic study released last week by international firm, AEC Group, has shown that Cockburn residents are financially better off uniting with…

Carving Up Cockburn Will Cost 100,000: Independent Report

An independent report suggested that carving up Cockburn between Kwinana, Melville and Fremantle will cost the government $100,000. The report was written by the AEC Group, a Queensland based international economic company. The study has revealed that the original Cockburn – Kwinana Merge (community proposal) will only cost $24.3 million, at the same time confirming the…

Hands Off Cockburn!

In a strong show of solidarity, about 500 people turned up at Parliament House on thursday morning to protest against the Local Government Advisory Board (LGAB) and State Governments plans to split Cockburn with Fremantle, Kwinana and Melville. At the rally, a counter proposal recommending that the cities of Cockburn merge with Kwinana, along with…

New council boundaries a big win: Fremantle, Melville & Kwinana

After Cockburn kicked off its’ “Hands Off Cockburn” campaign, Fremantle, Melville and Kwinana released a joint media statement saying the merge is a win, not a loss Three councils together urged the Local Government Advisory Board to implement those changes, believing it’s in the best interest for Perth metro residents in the south. Fremantle mayor…

EXCLUSIVE: Cockburn Residents Unite Against The Split

Just 24 hours after the state government announced amalgamation boundary changes, Cockburn residents band together to protect their city. Approximately 100 residents attended the major meeting which was held at the Cockburn City council building. The residents discussed their campaign move which includes rallies, signing petitions, contacting local MPs and dropping off flyers in the neighborhood to…

Local Government Merger Proposal Finalised

WA Minister for Local Government Tony Simpson has finalized the new local government amalgamation plans and boundaries. Under the plan, the City of Fremantle will remain separate from the City of Melville, while the northern part of Cockburn will be shared between Fremantle and Melville. The Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale will be split up with the…